The Oak Infusion Spiral releases fresh, new-barrel, toasted oak aroma and flavor through its patented, spiral-cut design. The abundance of cross-grain exposure speeds extraction of oak compounds 8 times faster than conventional parallel-grain exposure associated with barrel staves, inserts, sticks and chains of oak. Spiral-cut design also enables oak to submerge quickly into wine, minimizing exposure to air while creating more layered complexity.
Heavy Toast is a high-temperature toast that creates pronounced caramelized wood that adds notes of smoke, toasted bread and dark chocolate. French oak will provide a milder aroma and flavor impact than American oak, and more tannin.
One barrel pack of six individual spirals, each spiral carved out of 9-inch long cylindrical segments of premium-grade barrel stave wood, are contained and linked together by a food-grade nylon mesh. The mesh also permits wine to freely contact all surfaces of each spiral.
One carboy pack of two individual spirals, each spiral carved out of 8-inch long cylindrical segments of premium-grade barrel stave wood. Segments fit directly into the narrow carboy opening without the use of any mesh bags. The wine freely contacts all surfaces of each spiral.
Barrel Suggested Application: One six-spiral pack doses one 59 to 70-gallon barrel with new-barrel aromas and flavors. For lighter dosage, cut off one or more spirals.
Carboy Suggested Application: One two-spiral pack doses one 5 to 8-gallon carboy with new-barrel aromas and flavors. For lighter dosage, cut off one or more spirals.